April 3, 2024

Former January 6 Prosecutor About to Stand Trial for Alleged Assault

Oh, how the tables have turned on Patrick Douglas Scruggs.

Scruggs was a U.S. prosecutor from Tampa.

He was one of many prosecutors used to indict Florida residents for their role in the January 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol, but now he is on the wrong side of a court case.


According to reports, Scruggs is scheduled for a hearing on May 3 at the Pinellas County Justice Center.

Scruggs has been accused of stabbing a man with a pocketknife during a road rage incident that took place in 2023.

Scruggs was initially arrested last September and charged with three felony counts of armed burglary, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault.

Local reports stated that Scruggs allegedly stabbed another driver after a crash that took place on the Howard Franklin Bridge in Tampa.

The incident took place after a Florida couple saw what they believed was a man slumped behind the wheel of his car.

When they approached the car, the driver woke up and hit the accelerator, crashing into their sedan.

When he shifted the car into reverse to try to leave the scene, he allegedly hit Scruggs’ car as he was driving away.

Scruggs then pulled over, allegedly broke a window to the car, and stabbed the man with his pocketknife.

The couple then tried to lend aid to the driver of the car when Scruggs reportedly tried to stab them before they ran off.

A St. Petersburg Police Department officer happened to be driving by at the time, saw the incident, and arrested Scruggs.

Needless to say, some of the individuals who were being prosecuted by Scruggs had quite a bit to say about his arrest and release.

For instance, Adam Johnson, who was arrested after he was identified in a video with the podium that had been in then-Speaker Pelosi’s (D-CA) office, stated, “What is frustrating is his lack of restrictions compared to what he thought I needed because I was a ‘threat’ to my community for smiling and waving.”

Scruggs no longer works for the Department of Justice, leaving his post in April 2023.

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